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Important Recruitment Information

Please take some time to read this section before you apply, as it contains information that we believe you will find helpful in your application, and which may be important in your future career. Please see the links on the right hand side for more in-depth information. In particular you may like to take note of the following:

Nationality & Residency Requirements - For information on eligibility and nationality terms applied.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard - In July 2006 the Cabinet Office issued the Baseline Personnel Security Standard . The Baseline Standard is a check designed to assure the identity of prospective government employees.

How We Use Your Information - For details on how we use the information we collect during the recruitment process and your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Recruitment Standards
We are committed to the Investors in People Standard, and we are proud to use the Employment Services symbol "Positive About Disabled People", which applies to the majority of our posts.

The MOD's recruitment processes are underpinned by the principle of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners' Code which can be found at If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Code and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact in the first instance.:-

J Block

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the MOD/PPPA you can then contact the Office of the Civil Service Commissioners.Their address is:-

Civil Service Commisssioners
35 Great Smith Street

Unsuccessful Applications
The MOD will only respond in relation to your application if it is to be considered further. If you have not received a response to your application within six weeks from the date the advertisement closed you must assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Everyone, including government employees, who has access to vulnerable members of society is subject to character and security checks to ensure that nothing about their character or conduct has the potential to put other people at risk.

If you would like to know more about the measures we take to protect national security and the safety of the communities we serve please click on the link to the right entitled: Your Security Questions Answered

Other questions frequently asked include:

On recruitment

  • What sort of jobs are available for civilian staff in the MOD?
  • How closely do civilians work with the Armed Forces?
  • What qualifications will I need to join?
  • What is the MOD’s policy on equal opportunities & disabilities?
  • Can you provide work placements or sponsorship?
  • What is a Mobility Obligation?
  • How do I get a job with the Intelligence Agencies?

On the MOD Recruitment Vacancies site and on-line applications

  • Is the site Secure?
  • How often are the job adverts updated?
  • How long before the application form times out?
  • Why can't I skip to the next page in the application form?
  • How do I print my application?

The answers to these questions can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you have a question that is not answered here, or have a more general enquiry about vacancies please ask us; we are more than glad to help!

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